Yeah, rails applications will do this transparently. We don't want
to have a solution that only works with mysql when the current one
works for all our supported databases.
I'll try to find out more information from those guys if I can find
Having said that, there's no reason why the adapter *couldn't* support
a reconnect option, if it's in the mysql client lib. I'd be happy to
take patches for it.
However I certainly wouldn't want to roll our own reconnect-on-error
thing, retrying sql statements is a great way to lose friends and